Pollinator Festival

Our Pollinator Festival is fun way to enjoy and learn about the birds, bees, beetles, and other animals that give us the plants we so enjoy! The weekend offers family friendly programs, free pollinator goodies, and many vendors including native plant sellers who can help you turn your own garden into a pollinator haven.

Pollinator Festival takes place every year on the first weekend in August. For this year’s festival flier, click here. For updates and details on this event, and others, follow Richland County Park District on Facebook.


Rock and Fossil Day

Rock and Fossil Day takes place the second Saturday in May of each year. This event is sponsored by the Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society and hosts many vendors and special programs by local rock and mineral experts. The day includes adult and kid friendly programs and displays, and provides opportunities for identifying and purchasing gems, rocks, and fossils.

For this year's advertising flier with more information, click here
Mohican Wildlife Weekend
Mohican Wildlife Weekend is an annual event highlighting the Greater Mohican Area located in Ohio’s Ashland and Richland Counties. Special programs feature the area’s rich heritage, abundant wildlife, vast recreation opportunities, and diverse natural resources. This event is for those who love the outdoors to discover what the area has to offer, share their experience with others, and return again throughout the year.

Richland County Park District is just one of the many organizations that participate in MWW. For up to date information, participating organizations, and programs, visit the Mohican Wildlife Weekend website

This is a huge weekend for natural history in the Mohican area. If you are interested in volunteering to help with an RCPD program, call the nature center at (419) 884-3764
Ohio Reptile and Amphibian Festival
This is a one day, program packed event that happens annually on the second or third Saturday in July at Gorman Nature Center. Program desciptions are posted on the Richland County Park District Facebook page within a couple weeks of the event. 

To look at past events, visit the RCPD Facebook

About Our Parks

Our parks and staff are dedicated to education, enjoyment and preservation of Richland County's natural areas and inhabitants. Our goal is pursued by preserving natural areas for people to experience, and by providing opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the rich diversity of life and habitats in our county.

Our Location

Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Closed Sunday-Monday and Federal Holidays. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.)

419-884-FROG (3764)

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